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County Agriculture Educator in Nicollet County

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  • Just the facts: A review of the biology and economics behind soybean aphid insecticide recommendations
    UMN Extension has research based IPM methods for effective management.
  • Update on Hail and Weather Crop Damage in South Central Minnesota
    News Release by Dave Nicolai, Crops Extension Educator
  • 2016 Cropland Rental Rates for Minnesota Counties
    Updated 6/2016
  • Norells Named 2016 Nicollet County Farm Family of the Year
    Congratulations to the Norell Family for being recognized as the 2016 Nicollet County Farm Family. The Norells, which includes the families of Byron, Burt and Bruce Norell, raise corn, soybeans, canning crops, cattle and hogs outside of St. Peter. The Norell families will be recognized in ceremonies beginning at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, August 4th at the annual Minnesota Farmfest on the Gilfillan Estate near Redwood Falls, Minnesota. They will also be recognized on Friday Aug 12th at the Nicollet County Fair at 1pm in Johnson Hall.
  • Hail Damage and Replant Options for Corn and Soybean
    News Release by Dave Nicolai, Extension Educator
  • Minnesota corn planting progress "picks up steam"
    Minnesota farmers made good progress planting between rain showers during the week ending April 24, 2016. In this article by David Nicolai, learn more about how soil temperature and moisture affect early corn growth, and what problems to watch for. This article also covers the risks of tilling wet soil, and the window to plant later in the spring.
  • 2015 Nicollet County Land Rent Survey Results Available
    "The 2015 Land Rent Survey for Nicollet County was conducted in November 2015 and serves as tool to observe trends in local land rent prices. During this period of lower market prices, it is important for landowners and tenants to develop fair rental agreements in order to protect their operations and profit potential. 111 land owners anonymously responded by stating their township and acreage, 2015 cash rent, 2016 cash rent and percent of parcel with adequate drainage. Survey results totaled 19,722.25 acres with a 2015 average rent of $241.13 and a 2016 acreage rent of $235.27; a 2.62% decrease in rent value from 2015-2016."
  • Preserve Your Harvest
    Explore the University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety website to find information when preserving food.
  • Crunching Corn and Soybean Budgets 2016
    The 2016 corn and soybean budgets look unprofitable at projected input costs and current market prices available. Farmer breakeven prices necessary to cover input costs and living expenses are in the $4.50 to $5.00 range for corn and $11.50 to $12.50 range for soybeans for 2016. For further information, read this article.
  • Farmland and mentor matching website launched by MDA
    The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announces the creation of Minnesota Farm Link, a web-based tool designed to link farmers and farmland.

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